Tuesday, January 5, 2010

REVIEW: Jeff Maddox - That's What Love Does

Mississippi singer/songwriter Jeff Maddox is a new and refreshing voice in the country music scene. Complete with a fiddle and a little southern twang, Jeff’s newest album That’s What Love Does is a treat for fans of more classic country music.

Taking a different direction than many other current-day acts in country music, Jeff Maddox has a textbook country signer voice with a more placid, almost reminiscent style. That’s What Love Does touches on influences of Johnny Cash, John Prine and I’d guess even a little Merle Haggard.

One quality of That’s What Love Does that stands out from the rest is Jeff’s songwriting skills. This album is not simply words written to music, but is full of emotional and heartfelt lyrics that fit so well with the style.

The listener is taken on a journey through these sixteen tracks through classic country, bluegrass even a little classic rock and told a tale of love gained and lost, prison time and even poses to ask The World’s Biggest Question.

That’s What Love Does is a great collection of music from Jeff Maddox. Overall, the album is very entertaining although I would have like to hear more tracks like Harmless Hyram to keep the energy level up.

4 out of 5 stars

You can learn more about Jeff Maddox at www.jeffmaddoxmusic.com

1 comment:

  1. Jeff Maddox is not only an amazing musician, he is an amazing person! His music gets better every time I hear a new song!